Elina works as a Specialist in Sitra’s Health Data 2030 project and is part of the Coordination team of TEHDAS – Towards European Health Data Space Joint Action. Her job involves promoting the secondary use of health data in Finland and Europe and collaborating with international health ecosystems and organisations. Elina has over 10 years of experience in European collaborations in the field of health research. She has worked as a Project Manager and Work Package Leader in various EU-funded research projects in Finland and Sweden, and she has gained experience in research funding and international co-operation during her time at the Academy of Finland.
Elina’s professional interests include societal impact, participation and agency, and systemic change towards sustainable development, where health and well-being are understood in a broad sense. In addition to her position at Sitra, Elina is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki.